Press release

£57,000 raised for Tŷ Olwen by DVLA staff

DVLA recently handed over a cheque for £57,100 to Tŷ Olwen. The grand total was raised for the hospice by DVLA staff through fundraising throughout 2019.

Julie Lennard presenting the cheque to representatives from Tŷ Olwen

Tŷ Olwen offer quality of life for patients, along with appropriate and compassionate end of life care when the time comes. Patients are cared for either in Tŷ Olwen itself, in their own homes or on the wards of local hospitals. The care is extended to family and friends, and the support is given for as long as it’s needed.

Staff chose Tŷ Olwen as the agency’s charity of choice for 2019 and have raised the money through a number of activities including cake sales, cycling challenges, running marathons, assault course challenges and the ‘Tunes for Tŷ Olwen’ charity concert.

Helen Murray MBE, Chairman of Tŷ Olwen accepted the cheque from Julie Lennard, DVLA Chief Executive during the agency’s annual Christmas event held on 4 December 2019.

Julie Lennard, DVLA Chief Executive, said:

I am so proud our staff have given so much of their own time to raise money for Tŷ Olwen this year. Once again we’ve seen a massive variety of fundraising activities throughout the year and I’m grateful to everyone who supported this incredibly good cause.

Helen Murray MBE, Chairman of Tŷ Olwen, said:

Working with everyone at the DVLA as their Charity of Choice for the past 12 months has been a fantastic experience. Not only have they all worked hard to raise this incredible amount of money, but they have overwhelmed us with their generosity by donating Easter eggs, welcome bags, shawls and blankets.

As well as all this we cannot put a value on how much Tŷ Olwen will benefit for many years to come as they have helped to raise our profile in the community.

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Published 20 December 2019
Last updated 23 December 2019 + show all updates
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